Virginia Chess Clubs

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Arlington

Club:                      Arlington Chess Club

Where:                   Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203

When:                    Fridays, 7pm - 1am

Info:                       Rated Ladder games start at 8pm. Monthly tournaments: Blitz, and Friday evening and Saturday Actions. DC Chess League, club championships, simuls, lectures, private lessons, plus books/equipment for sale.  Open to players of all ages and abilities - under age 18 and beginners welcome - handicap accessible. Players should bring their own chess sets/clocks/other equipment. 

Contact(s):             Adam Chrisney, chrisney2@gmail.com

Last Updated:        2/20/2017

 

Club:                      Arlington Seniors Club

Where:              Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington, VA 22207

When:                    Mondays 9:30 am to 2:00 pm (except holidays and days when Arlington Public Schools are closed due to weather

Info:                       Newcomers welcome, instruction available. 9:30am - Presentations by FM Macon Shibut; Skittles games10:30am - 2pm Occasionally the group schedules a gambit tournament.

Contact(s):             Anne Peret, (703) 228-4878; Aperet@arlingtonva.us      Macon Shibut  vcfeditor@cox.net

Website/social        Community Center website

Last Updated:        2/22/2017

Blacksburg

Club:                      Chess Club of Virginia Tech  (Updated 12 Sept 2016)

Where:              Room 102, Johnston Student Center, Virginia Tech

When:                    As of August 2016, meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:45 PM

Info:                       See Website:  https://gobblerconnect.vt.edu/organization/ChessClubVirginiaTech 

Contact(s):             John Josiah Pierce

Last Updated:        9/12/2016

Charlottesville

Club:                      Charlottesville Chess Club

Where:                   St. Mark Lutheran Church 100 Alderman Rd. at the junction of Alderman Rd & Ivy Rd.

When:                    Mondays, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Info:                       Pending

Contact(s):            John Teixeira

Last Updated:       2/14/2017

 

Club:                      U VA Chess Club

Where:                   Unknown

When:                    Unknown

Info & Contact(s):  Benjamin Vaughan (no contact info)
Last Updated:        9/12/2016

 

Culpeper        (Updated)

Club:                      Culpeper County Chess Club

Where:                   271 Southgate Shopping Ctr

When:                    Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Info:                       Click here to visit the Club's Facebook Page

Contact(s):             Louis Torres and Charity Karstetter

Last Updated:        11/4/2016

Gloucester  (Closed, 29 April 2016)

Henrico 

Club:                     Henrico Chess Club

Where:                  Virginia Center Commons Food Court; 10101 Brook Road, Glen Allen, VA

When:                    Every Wednesday and Friday from  6-9 PM

Info:                       http://www.henricochessclub.com.  Please ensure children are accompanied by their Parent or Guardian.

Contact(s):            Corey Hancock Jr.   Coreylh@msn.com, Cell phone 443-823-5530

Last Updated:       11/12/2014 (info provided by Corey Hancock)_

Mechanicsville

Club:                      Mechanicsville Chess Club (NEW SCHEDULE starting Jan 5, 2016)

Where:                    (Three locations) Pole Green Community Center, Tylor Complex, Atlee Library

When:                    1st Tuesday - Pole Green - 6pm-8:30

                                   2nd Tuesday - Taylor Complex - 6pm-8:30
                                   3rd Tuesday - Atlee Library - 6pm-8:30
                                   4th Tuesday - Taylor Complex - 6pm-8:30

Info:                       www.MechanicsvilleChessClub.org

Facebook:              www.facebook.com/MechanicsvilleChessClub

Contacts:                Kevin Nardini (chess@mechcns.com)

Last Updated:        12/13/2015

Newport News

Club:                      Newport News Chess Club CLUB FOLDED.

 

Club:                      Peninsula Chess Club  First meeting on 2/11/2016

Where:                   First United Methodist Church   10246 Warwick Blvd  Newport News, VA 23601

When:                    Thursday's from  6:30 pm - 10:30 pm     Registration 6:30 - 6:55 tournaments start at 7:00  Casual chess anytime.

Info:                       http://www.peninsulachessclub.org/   

Contact(s):             Allen Fraley   allenftd@peninsulachessclub.org

Last Updated:        2/2/2016

 

Norfolk

Club:                      Hampton Roads Chess Club [HRCC]  Moved to Virginia Beach in 2015

 

Club:                      Slover Library Chess Club

Where:                   Slover Library  235 E Plume St, Norfolk, VA 23510, Norfolk

When:                    1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month from  6:00pm - 7:30pm  January - April 2017

Info:                       Meets @ the 5th/teen floor.  A free chess club for players of all ages and skill levels.

Contact(s)             Anton White  757-431-7480  Anton.White@norfolk.gov

Last Updated:        11/1/2016

Richmond

Club:                      Hugenot Chess Knights

Where:                   The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

                                    10660 Duryea Drive  Richmond, Va 23235-2107

When:                    1st & 3rd Friday of each month, 7pm - 11pm

Info:                       N/A

Contact(s):             Walter Chester, (804) 276-5662

Last Updated:        12/10/2010

 

Club:                       Kaissa Chess Club Does not exist any more

Last Updated:        2/22/2017

 

Club:                      RVA Pieces 

Where:                   Gallery5 200 West Marshall Street

When:                    Wednesday evenings, 6-10pm

Info:                       Whereas the club focuses on chess, we encourage all gaming. All skill levels are welcome. Play fast, make mistakes, have fun! Doing is learning! Cheers!

Contact(s):             R. Adrian Rhodes

Website/social        website none          Facebook

Last Updated:        2/22/2017

Club:                     Chess Club at VCU   (Added 11/13/2016)
Where:                  VCU Student Commons
When:                    Wed. & Thurs. each week from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Info:                      Open to all students and non-students (associate members).  Currently have 329 members and climbing.  Average attendance at each meeting is 20+.
Contacts:               Juan Goncalves Borrega (President) at goncalvesbojm@vcu.edu; Rich VanDeventer (Associate Advisor) at richvcreations@gmail.com

 

Roanoke

 

Club:                    Roanoke Valley Chess Club

Where:                 Raleigh Court Branch Library. 2112 Grandin Road, SW, Roanoke, VA 24015  Map & Directions

When:                  Wednesdays from 5:30 to 9:30 pm

 Info:                    Come to the Community Room in back of the building We offer casual play, club ladders and championships, and a number of rated and unrated tournaments of various formats.

 Contacts:             Mike Huff/ info@roanokechess.com   (540) 345-7365

Website/social:    Website     Facebook

 Last Updated:    2/25/2017

 

Club:                      Star City Chess Club

Where:                   Grandin CoLab, 1327 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015

When:                    Tuesdays 1800-2100 (free lessons), Fridays 1800-2200 (casual chess, unrated tournaments), Saturdays (USCF-rated play) See the calendar on the website

Info:                       sccc@planetchess.club

Contact(s):             Courtney Barnes, (636)-36C-HESS

Last Updated:        6/15/2016

 

Springfield       

Club:                      Kingstown Chess Club

Where:                   Kingstowne Community South Center (6080 Kingstowne Pkwy),
                                Near Intersection of KVP & Hayfield

When:                    Tuesdays, 7pm - 9:30pm

Info:                       Free, Everyone is Welcome

Contact(s):             Gary McMullin (703) 946-3561  Gary.at.KCC@gmail.com

Last Updated:        06/15/2016

Vienna / DC

Club:                      Vienna Chess Club

Where:                   Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St. NE; Vienna, VA 22180

When:                    Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:15pm

Info:                       Primarily Scholastics, but OPEN TO EVERYONE

Contact(s):             Yuri Bogdanov (support@viennachessclub.com), www.viennachessclub.com

Last Updated:        5/22/2013

Virginia Beach 

Club:                     Virginia Beach Chess Club

Where:              Joint Use Library @ Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach Campus

When:                    2nd & 4th Thursday of each month.  6:00 to 8:30 pm

Info:                       Casual Chess for players of all ages. Limited equipment so bring your own if you have them.

Contact(s):             Mik Lestyan  mlestyan@gmail.com     Mario Scribner, Advisor Contact; mscribner@tcc.edu

Last Updated:         2/22/2017

 

 

Club:                      Hampton Roads Chess Club [HRCC]

Where:                   Eastminster Presbyterian Church  3229 MacDonald Road  Virginia Beach, VA  23464

When:                    Tuesdays, 7pm - 10pm

Info:                       Rated and casual chess for players of all ages and skills.

Contact(s):             Tom Belke, Bill Stevens, email:  hrcc.chess@gmail.com   Website:  http://hrchessclub.org/

Last Updated:        12/1/2015

 

Club:                      Hampton Roads Scholastic Chess Club [HRSCC]

Where:                   Eastminster Presbyterian Church  3229 MacDonald Road  Virginia Beach, VA  23464

When:                    Tuesdays, 5pm - 7pm

Info:                       A chess club for scholastic [K-12] players interested in serious competitive chess. Beginners and experienced players.

Contact(s):             Tina Schweiss, email:  cschweiss2@cox.net   Website:  http://hrchessclub.org/

Last Updated:        12/1/2015

 

Williamsburg                

Last Updated 02/26/2017 11:17:44 AM

Club:                    William & Mary Chess Club

Where:                 Office of Student Leadership Development, 203 Campus Center PO Box 8795  Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

When:                  Email for location. Meets Thursdays from 7-9 pm

Info:                     To promote interest in the game of Chess for fun and in preparation for competition. The meetings are designed
                             for William & Mary students, but visitors are welcome to join us. To participate, please shoot us an email beforehand.

Contact(s):           chessclub@email.wm.edu

Last Updated:      2/14/2017

 

Winchester              

Club:                    Shenandoah Valley Chess Club

Where:                 Handley Regional Library, 100 West Piccadilly Street, Winchester, VA 22601

When:                  2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month.  4:30 - 7:30 pm

Info:                     Free and Open to the Public for All ages and All skill levels. Bring your chess boards and equipment, or just yourself and a friend.
                             Beginner / intermediate demo at 5:15pm. Rated/Unrated Tournaments, special events, and online training offered throughout year.

Contact(s):            David Hubbard, Club/ USCF Tournament Director,    winchesterchess@gmail.com ,   cell 973-280-7189

Website/Social:    http://www.winchesterchess.com     https://www.facebook.com/winchesterchess    Twitter/Instagram: @WinCityChess

Last Updated:        2/13/2017

Last Updated 02/26/2017 11:17:44 AM